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Study: Mass Extinction Under Way, And Humans Are Responsible

Researchers warn habitat encroachment, over-hunting and climate change have sparked a massive extinction event.

06/19/2015

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

Male Sage Grouse (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse Bird

The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.

03/13/2015

File photo of a Black Rhino calf. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Texas Club Auctions Right To Hunt Endangered Rhino

Plans to auction a rare permit that will allow a hunter to take down an endangered black rhino are drawing criticism from some conservationists, but the organizer says the fundraiser could bring in more than $1 million that would go toward protecting the species.

10/31/2013

File photo of frogs. (credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Group: Federal Government Hasn’t Done Enough To Save Frogs

A conservation group says the federal government hasn’t done enough to save endangered burrowing frogs because it has yet to write up a rescue plan.

12/21/2012